|Accelerating Evolution -- Groks Science Show 2009-04-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The effects of evolutionary pressures on recent human development have often been overlooked. Yet, within the past ten thousand years, modern humans may have been evolving under enormous selective pressures. On this program, Prof. Gregory Cochran discussed how civilization accelerated human evolution.
Keywords: science; evolution; biology; anthropology; genetics
|Human Biology -- Groks Science Show 2009-06-17 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Although biologists have fact sheets for most organisms on the planet, the human has somehow escaped this treatment. On this program, Hannah Holmes discussed the biology of the well-dressed ape.
Keywords: science; biology; human; fact sheet; anthropology; groks
|Cultural Linguistics -- Groks Science Show 2009-12-09 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Is human language an innate characteristic of the human brain? Is there a universal grammar? Or, is language inherently tied to society and cultural forces? On this program Prof. Daniel Everett discussed linguistics, the Piraha, and religion in Don't Sleep There are Snakes.
Keywords: science; linguistics; piraha; sociology; anthropology; groks
|Peking Man Fossils -- Groks Science Show 2008-01-09 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The discovery of the Peking Man fossils in China was a landmark discovery for archaeologists and anthropologists. On this program, Dr. Amir Aczel discussed the discovery of the fossils and the tale of one of the main investigators involved in the project, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
Keywords: science; anthropology; archaeology
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|Unconquered -- Groks Science Show 2012-03-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The Amazon is one of the last unspoiled territories, where the indiginous tribes have remained largely untouched by modern civilization. On this program, Scott Wallace discussed the unconquered tribes of the Amazon.
Keywords: science; anthropology; amazon; fleicheros; groks
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|Moral Origins -- Groks Science Show 2012-05-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
What are the origins of moral behaviors in humans? Did they spontaneously emerge or are there precursors in the natural history of human evolution? On this program, Prof. Christopher Boehm discussed our moral origins.
Keywords: science; morality; anthropology; natural history; grok
|Love and Attraction -- Groks Science Show 2010-02-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Why are we particularly attracted to some people? Is there a chemical basis for love? On this program, Prof. Helen Fisher discussed the science of love and attraction.
Keywords: science; why him why her; love; attraction; psychology; anthropology; dating; groks
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